What did you do to your bike today thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. hoorang

    hoorang Rather be riding than working

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    If you buy a complete crank check it for true, the last wiseco crank I used had 9 thou run-out. I gave it to a local guru who tweaked it to less than a thou and it never had run so smooth.

    Put mains in regardless, gearbox bearings check by feel. If there's any doubt to the counter shaft bearing behind sprocket drop one of those in too. Lots of compressed air and brake cleaner through all of the oil galleries.

    And don't over tension the cam cap bolts.

    Check the little screen on the bottom fitting of the oil tank in the frame as they can choke up on metal from failing big end and starve the oil pump and cause head cam journals to bind.
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  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Is a rod kit and sourced out crank assy viable financially in one of these Tim?
  3. hoorang

    hoorang Rather be riding than working

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    Only if you have a crank guru you really trust. Next crank I need done will be going to RK Engineering. That guy does some really impressive repairs and rebuilds.
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  4. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Trying to source replacement parts to rebuild Mikuni BST40 carbs.
    Don't you hate it when stuff gets discontinued!
  5. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Thanks for that. I'm considering this kit https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/YAMAHA-WR250F-WR-250F-WISECO-CRANKSHAFT-CRANK-KIT-WPC141-03-2012/232325336120?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

    Amazingly, the barrel, piston, rings, valves, etc look pristine but I'll go over those closely as the next job.
  6. hoorang

    hoorang Rather be riding than working

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    That's cheap, I had an 04 model WR250F and that bike took me everywhere. It covered 16,500kms in 2.5 years and the only internal work I did was put a high comp piston at 12,000kms. Valves never moved either. Bloody good little bike.
    Replaced it with a new 07 that siezed a big end with only 2200kms on it.
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  7. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    Well don’t I feel like a dufus- turns out I don’t need parts for BST40, cause it would seem I only have BST36’s - that’s what you get for trusting what you read or have been told rather than pulling something out & measuring it. Lesson learned.
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  8. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Took it for a boat ride

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  9. Onlock

    Onlock Adventurer

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    Fitted up a new rear d606 and my new kriega us-20 tail bag ready for an adventure

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  10. Scottyx

    Scottyx Been here awhile

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    Cut my just arrived shelf chain so now I have a spare bit of chain for my tool kit
  11. Scottyx

    Scottyx Been here awhile

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    20180525_183954-756x1008.jpg when the chain on the bike wears out I'll have a cut to length one ready to go
  12. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Yes
    I own an adv pig
    A big bore
    Mid bores
    And this 1 fitty. ❤️

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    One advantage of the little banger ..
    422k to res

    That's 433k to 8.6 ltr !
    Nigh on 50 k to 1litre
    3.5 ltrs res 175k
    600k to 12 ltrs

    Oh and a cripple can do a valve check in 5 mins
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  13. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Discovered a de-laminating front tyre. At 12.20pm on Saturday when the shops all shut at midday and the sun was shining. Arrrrrgh.
    I had a half worn spare under the bench for such an occasion, so it was out with the tyre levers and get it done.
    Two hours, including time spent finding tools (it's been while, I've been paying professionals to do my dirty work).

    TKC80 Conti on 1200 GS. It had a slow leak and I suspect that I may have run it "only a couple of pounds low" for a bit too long and a bit too often. Those puffy bits around the side of the knobs are only a few mm of rubber, quite soft.
    Scary to think how close this might be to disaster.
    Greater diligence required by the operator......

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    Cheers
    Brian
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  14. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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  15. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I got a shitty CBR125 to replace my Spada when it got stolen and I was surprised how well it went, but you had to keep on it all the time and I found I was speeding a lot more than I ever had with any other bike, so when I got the Spada back I decided I had to get rid of the CBR because I new I would lose my license if I kept riding it.:lol3
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  16. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Absolutely, I am finding I am speeding a lot. Mainly in the 50 - 60 kph zones. I am always traveling about 20 kph over on the 125.

    The overseas reports reckon it does 50kph in first gear. I find that hard to believe. I gunna have to give it ago.
  17. Mickalmus

    Mickalmus Long timer

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    Stuck it back on the battery charger.
    Gave it a new MT60 back tyre to match the front. The chain got a half a clean with WD40 and a rag to get rid of the excess blackjack.

    All ready for a ride to bunno's for a snag.
  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Yesterday to be accurate. Took Ratty for a spin to check the "new" brake/tailight stays in the bike (tick), test drove a new-to-me jacket (tick), grabbed the newspapers (tick) and just had a really nice ride eh (tick).

    Ordered a new front disk from fleabay too.
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  19. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Delivered Heidi to her new home


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    Bloody!

    At least it's a good home...
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  20. Scottyx

    Scottyx Been here awhile

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    Nice bike. Is it too soon to ask "do you miss it"

    I checked the capacity of my beverage bag. 14 with room for ice 20180527_165015-1008x756.jpg
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